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Old 07/16/2017, 10:47 AM   #26
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Welcome back! I am re-joining the hobby after 10 years of well. Yours is looking great so far!


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Old 07/16/2017, 11:08 AM   #27
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Is it just me? I can't see any pics??
Seems like theres some drama regarding Photobucket. Rumor is that they want to charge $400 a year to host images... I might have to open up a dropbox.


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Old 07/16/2017, 11:09 AM   #28
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Old 07/16/2017, 03:05 PM   #29
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Dry fitting everything. Trying to squeeze this manifold in there..







I'm using the the other drain in the sump for recirculation. I got the idea from CJ's reef tank on Youtube. I think it's gonna make cleaning the sump a lot easier. I picked up the Current USA dc pump (1050 gph) so it should turn the sump water over enough to get the detritus into the filter socks.


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Old 07/20/2017, 11:59 AM   #30
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Subbed. Really, really cool build so far. Your wood work and plumbing is very nice! I love that you can access the front and back of the sump, that's going to be handy.


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Old 07/23/2017, 09:02 PM   #31
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Subbed. Really, really cool build so far. Your wood work and plumbing is very nice! I love that you can access the front and back of the sump, that's going to be handy.


Thanks! I've been playing around with the plumbing a bit. I built the stand 32" tall so that the tank would be viewable from above, as well as three sides. The downside is trying to make everything fit. I'm getting creative, and taking plenty of time to consider all options before I break out the pvc cement!


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Old 07/24/2017, 07:38 AM   #32
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Nice setup! Following along this build. Curious to see how you finalize the plumbing.


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Old 07/30/2017, 04:02 PM   #33
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Still acquiring gear... Just barely fits!





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Old 09/06/2017, 01:40 PM   #34
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Old 09/06/2017, 02:40 PM   #35
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Great build so far, I'm actually picking my 80g deep blue rimless on Friday! What skimmer is that?


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Old 09/06/2017, 03:23 PM   #36
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I went with the Vertex 180i. Super impressed with the build quality.


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Old 09/10/2017, 04:31 PM   #37
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wow, nice work so far!

i'm back lurking on the forums after an 8 year hiatus (kids, crazy job) as well...in the middle of moving to a new to me house and after i close later this month, i will be back into this amazing hobby. I will be relying on this build for inspiration! I built my own stand last time and will probably do so again this time.


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Old 09/10/2017, 07:49 PM   #38
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Thanks Badkharma. Did some more building today. Made the Apex panel. Happy with the result. Still working on how to lay out the components.

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Old 09/11/2017, 01:54 PM   #39
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Wow, great work on the stand! The setup inside the stand is as pretty as a lot of DTs!


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Old 09/14/2017, 12:22 PM   #40
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Wow, great work on the stand! The setup inside the stand is as pretty as a lot of DTs!
Thanks! Just taking my time.


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Old 09/14/2017, 02:51 PM   #41
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Great work, wish I had your skills! I'm following along, I'd like to see how this comes together


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Old 09/14/2017, 06:58 PM   #42
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Everything is looking great! This is a nice build. Your DIY stand is looking AWSOME!


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Old 09/14/2017, 07:00 PM   #43
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What brand of Skimmer is that?


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Old 09/14/2017, 07:01 PM   #44
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Old 09/17/2017, 09:16 PM   #45
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Old 09/18/2017, 11:23 AM   #46
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Thanks Badkharma. Did some more building today. Made the Apex panel. Happy with the result. Still working on how to lay out the components.

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I assume the chaeto reactor has waterproof LED's but i would trust them submerged into the water.


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Old 09/18/2017, 05:46 PM   #47
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Yes. Waterproof LED's.


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Old 09/19/2017, 09:07 AM   #48
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I would ditch the check valve IMO. It will fail eventually.

Your just using the one drain correct? I thought about converting to a herbie but really don't want to do a return over the top or drill the back. Think I'm going to keep it just the one durso.

If your keeping just the one drain, I wouldn't put the valve on it, another failure point to worry about.


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Old 09/19/2017, 11:32 AM   #49
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Great build. Following along. Love the attention to the wood working and pluming. Looks great!


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Old 09/20/2017, 07:44 PM   #50
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I would ditch the check valve IMO. It will fail eventually.

Your just using the one drain correct? I thought about converting to a herbie but really don't want to do a return over the top or drill the back. Think I'm going to keep it just the one durso.

If your keeping just the one drain, I wouldn't put the valve on it, another failure point to worry about.
Correct. One drain.


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